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Alucobond Expands Into New Market With Artisanal Crafted Tables

Hellen Westerhof Design, Tisc Side Coffee Tables, Alucobond Aluminum Composite, Photography by Nico Battiston

Project Name: Tisc Side and Coffee Tables
Alucobond Materials: Various
Year of Completion: 2014
Designer: Hellen Westerhof
Photography: Nico Battiston

Frankfurt-based product designer Hellen Westerhof, of Westerhof Design, recently completed a captivating series of tables using Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM). The tri-colored “Tisc” side and coffee tables were featured in German architecture and design publication, Architektur & Wohnen (A&W) magazine, where Westerhof is nominated for the “A&W Designtalent Award 2015.”

Hellen Westerhof Design, Tisc Side Coffee Tables, Alucobond Aluminum Composite, Photography by Nico Battiston

The modern furniture movement that began in the early 20th century initiated the use of innovative materials such as plastic and glass, materials not seen in the furniture market at that time. Today, the trend expands further to include metals as substrates. What differentiates aluminum composite material from basic aluminum is its polyethylene plastic core and its specialty coating that allows the material to be used on facades without fear of degradation.

Hellen Westerhof Design, Tisc Side Coffee Tables, Alucobond Aluminum Composite, Photography by Nico Battiston

While used primarily as an exterior cladding material, it is fascinating to see innovative uses of ACM. Its light weight and malleability allows the material to be transformed into these artisanally crafted tables.

Hellen Westerhof Design, Tisc Side Coffee Tables, Alucobond Aluminum Composite, Photography by Nico Battiston

Westerhof states, “Alucobond has met rigorous standards by being originally a façade material. This is what makes Tisc a durable weather-resistant furniture and therefore suitable for outdoor use on terraces, balconies and garden spaces.”

information courtesy of Hellen Westerhof of Westerhof Design

Photography by © Nico Battiston

DISCLAIMER: The following listed samples are not necessarily what was used in the project above. Instead, we have suggested several similar looking finishes below.

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